How to repair dry rot on ends of exposed beams?
My husband and I own a small A frame 30 year old cabin that is close to the water. The cabin is a typical A frame, with huge beams that support the roof and go from the inside and extend outside a few feet. We started noticing some dry rot at the end of the exposed outside beams last year, (these are about four feet off the ground) and this year it has really progressed. We can stick a screw driver in the end up to six or more inches. Should we cut the neds of these beams off and attach new wood somehow? Or should we fill the rotted ends with something and cap them or are there other options? Any advice would be appreciated,